Cast Iron Crustless Quiche

This Cast Iron Crustless Quiche will make your taste buds smile! It’s chock full of veggies and protein, and is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite brunch food without all the guilt. 

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If I could choose one meal of the day to eat for the rest of my life it would be brunch. I absolutely love breakfast, but there’s something about brunch that blows it out of the water. I like how it combines sweet and salty, and who isn’t up for a mid morning meal (or, as I like to call it “second breakfast” or “first lunch”). One of my favorite bunch foods is quiche, especially when it’s full of cheese and bacon, and has a flaky crust. However, I know that’s definitely not the healthiest choice I could make, so the other night I decided to try my hand at making a healthier version of my favorite brunch food. 

As I was making my quiche, I looked over at my cast iron and thought “Hey why not try making it in that?” and so I did. Guys, I’m so glad I tried it out! Not only did I have just my cast iron to clean, but it added a nice crispiness to the edge that I loved. And I’ll also be honest with y’all… I didn’t skimp on the cheese (because it’s not quiche without it). I did, however, skip the crust, added a ton of veggies, and subbed some of the eggs for egg whites, so I feel like I did a pretty decent job of keeping it clean. I thought I would miss the crust, but it was still delicious without it. I warmed up leftovers the next morning in my toaster oven, and it was just as tasty as the previous day. This quiche is definitely going to show up regularly in our weekly meals! 

Cast Iron Crustless Quiche | read more at happilythehicks.com The shining ingredient in the quiche was the butternut squash. I wanted to throw a little “fall” into my meal, and butternut squash was the first thing that came to mind. I loved it! The squash added creaminess, a yummy nutty flavor, and I loved every bite of it. To make things easier on myself (because let’s face it, I hate having to spend a lot of time cooking dinner on a week night), I decided to use some pre cut frozen squash. I found a bag of organic diced butternut squash at the grocery store, and gave it a try. It was SO easy, and saved me the time of peeling and cubing my squash. I highly recommend it! 

Now, without further ado, here is the much anticipated Cast Iron Crustless Quiche recipe. I hope you enjoy!
What is your favorite “lightened up” recipe you’ve tried? Let me know in the comments below.  

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Cast Iron Crustless Quiche

Cast Iron Crustless Quiche
A delicious lightened up version of your favorite brunch food, this quiche will make your taste buds dance!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 onion
  3. 1 clove garlic, minced
  4. 1 cup asparagus, chopped
  5. 2 cups butternut squash, diced
  6. 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  7. 1 cup spinach, chopped
  8. 2 cups cheese, shredded (I used Mozzarella and Monterey Jack)
  9. 5 eggs
  10. 5 egg whites
  11. 3/4 cups milk
  12. 2 tsp thyme
  13. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  14. Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet, cook the onions until translucent and slightly caramelized, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, asparagus and squash and cook until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and mix in the spinach.
  6. In a bowl, whisk together the cheese, eggs, egg whites, milk and seasonings. Pour into the cast iron skillet and make sure everything is evenly spread out.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the eggs have set. Turn on the broiler for the last 2-3 minutes to get a nice crispiness on top!
  8. Let it sit for 10 minutes before cutting, and enjoy warm.
Notes
  1. These keep well in the fridge. All you have to do is warm in a toaster oven, oven or microwave and it's ready to go!
  2. Make this quiche in advance, and heat up for breakfast every morning. Meal prep made easy!
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  1. Allison M. Webb

    October 5th, 2016 at 6:37 am

    This looks delicious! I have all of the cast iron cookware my dad had. I need to put it to more use with recipes like this!

  2. Fashionable Tigress

    October 5th, 2016 at 6:51 am

    I love quiche!! This recipe looks amazing so I’m definitely giving this one a try. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Felesha Bell

    October 5th, 2016 at 7:21 am

    This frittata looks fantastic! I love that you used squash. Yum!!

  4. Candy Kage

    October 5th, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Quiche or frittata are so simple to make. Great way to empty out the refrigerator.

  5. Nellwyn

    October 5th, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I love quiche but I’ve never made it myself, will have to try this recipe!

  6. Lecy | A Simpler Grace

    October 5th, 2016 at 9:04 am

    That looks so good! Sort of like a frittata, which I love making. :)

  7. Brittany

    October 5th, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I’m all about breakfast for dinner! This might be made tonight!

  8. Ayanna

    October 5th, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I usually shy away from making quiche because of the crust and extra calories. And you’ve found away to make a recipe right up my ally. This looks delicious!

  9. Melissa

    October 5th, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I was just telling my hubby last night that we need to use our cast iron pans more often, this is a PERFECT recipe for it!!! I have never made a quiche in anything other than my quiche pan so I am excited!

  10. Lauren G

    October 5th, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    This really looks amazing! We just recently got a cast iron and I’d love to try it.

  11. Dixya Bhattarai RD

    October 5th, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    butternut squash makes everything BETTER :)

  12. Jessica Bradshaw

    October 5th, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Oooooo…Becca… This looks amazing!!! I need to invest in a cast iron skillet.

  13. Whitney @ Fabulous in Fayette

    October 6th, 2016 at 5:21 am

    This looks good!! I need to break out my cast iron skillet and use it more often!

  14. Liz Jo

    October 6th, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I love quiche! And crustless is even better!!

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